that's when chinese forces entered the war with massive surprise attack. perhaps 20,000 soldiers pouring down on a few thousand americans. in the chaos, dodging bullets and explosions, father cappan race between foxholes, past the front lines, and into no man's land, dragging the wounded to safe. when his commanders ordered an evacuation, he chose to stay, gathering the injured, tending to their wounds. when the enemy broke through and the combat was hand-to-hand, he carried off, comforting the injured and the dying, offering some measure of peace as they left this earth. when enemy forces bore down, it seemed like the end, that these wounded americans, more than a dozen of them, would be gunned done. but father kapaun spotted a wounded chinese officer.